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The goal of these competitions is to create a huge
library of FREE Reference Pictures.
Time to next deadline:


1. Images that you submit here will be considered public domain.

2. If you don't want the images to be public domain, but for example use creative commons license, then the wiki or the photos have to be clearly marked as such. (Non-free images will only count as 1/10 of a free images for the photograph badges.)

3. Create a new wiki-page for your photos
Submit the photos by adding a link to an Elftown wiki-page in the appropriate wiki. All the images must be uploaded to Elftown. If you go to your house and press "upload a folder of images", you'll get a nice page automatically.

4. If you have many pages, place them together and arrange them as well as possible.
All the pages will be counted as your work and the more the better! You should have short but well written comments to all or many of the photos and name them with titles! (Use the box-edit and write at "Title/Keywords:" or write text inside () after the link. Like <img:stuff/fighting_cat.jpg>(Fighting cat))

- Make sure the pages have good names!
Don't make pages with names like "various photos" or "John's stuff", but write just what the page is about. "Pictures of John fighting" is not as good as "Photos of sword warrior fighting". You might include an image of John resting afterwards, but if you have many of these images, make "warrior resting" instead and link to that (Even if it's not part of the contest).

- Make links, place keywords and use the description-part.
The links should point to relevant things, of course. Add more links when others submit pages and help each other to put relevant links on all pages.

As soon as the images are on Elftown, we'll try to use the pages or copy the images to reference pictures.

3. All photos must adhere to the uploading art rules of Elftown.
Which basically means that they must be your photos.

4. By submitting the images here, you agree on letting them to be free for any kind of usage.
Elftown will incite people to tell that the images are from you and Elftown, but we'll not enforce that. So the images might be used for homepages, for photo-manipulations and drawing references.

5. If there are recognizable humans in the photos, you must have express written consent before their photos may be displayed here.
If you like, you may choose to use the Elftown Media Release Form.

6. No animals or humans should be hurt while taking these photos.
Use caution and don't take any unnecessary risks.

7. The pages you submit must be exported.
The reason for this is simple: If the pages are not exported people might copy them to other web-pages and neither Elftown nor you would get any credit for them.


Winners from each category will be selected by public poll. The Winner will be awarded this nifty badge:


Participants will receive a version of this cute little badge:


What we want are photos that are useful for artists. The photos should be pretty big, as sharp as possible and contain little more than the subject(s). We want many kinds of subjects, but more important is that we have shots on everything the subject does and from all angles.

Your photos will be ranked higher if they are unique.



For past EPRM sessions see EPRM Champions

List of subjects

Current Session 32: EPRM Jewellery/Jewelry Reference

Deadline: 1st of July 2013 (Open!)

Current Session 33: EPRM Windows

Deadline: 1st of July 2013 (Open!)

Current Session 33: EPRM Full Body Reference

Deadline: 29th of July 2013 (Open!)


Go or return to:
- EPRM Champions
- Reference Photographers

If you would like to share a suggestion for a competition, you can place it in Elftown Competition Ideas!

If you would like to share some of your thoughts and ideas for these competitions, write a comment here, or on the contest pages.

Username (or number or email):


2011-04-30 [Akayume]: Just because incorrect grammar makes sense doesn't mean it's right. :P But now that the conversation has fizzled we ought to leave the random chatter for now. :D

2011-06-08 [kians mummy]: why can't my doll pics get put up then

2011-06-08 [Nioniel]: Sammie, I already answered this question for you on the EPRM Doll Reference page. Your photos have already been added to Reference Pictures and therefore cannot be added to an EPRM session.

2011-06-09 [kians mummy]: where does it say that

2011-06-09 [Nioniel]: From the top of this page: "The goal of these competitions is to create a huge library of FREE Reference Pictures."

Once again, your doll photos were submitted to the Reference Pictures Submissions page quite a bit ago (before there even was an EPRM Doll Reference session). They were added to Reference Pictures, your count at Reference Photograhers was updated, and you got a badge out of it. Those photos are already in our free library of Reference Pictures, so it wouldn't make any sense, or be fair, to allow those photos to be submitted again to an EPRM session. If you want to be able to submit your photos to EPRM sessions in the future, either take new photographs that fit the theme(s), or don't submit your photos to the Submissions page; hold off and see if they fit a theme of a session.

2011-06-09 [Chimes]: Or alternatively, suggest a theme that matches your photos. Then we stand a better chance of running one. :)

2011-06-09 [Nioniel]: :)

2011-08-10 [Blaithin]: Psst. Reference is spelt wrong in EPRM Winter Holiday Reference :)

2011-08-10 [Nioniel]: Thanks. Fixed. ^^

2011-09-21 [kians mummy]: I'm sure most of these are ment to be shut.

2011-09-21 [SilverFire]: And why is that? Look at the deadlines for each of them. Only two have deadlines that have passed (and those are the two that say 'Vote!' next to them).

2011-09-22 [kians mummy]: Sorry to intrude but

Does it take 2 months to vote?

The other one is nearly 1 month?

2011-09-22 [Lothuriel]: Normally, we go by the amount of votes vs time.

2011-09-22 [SilverFire]: Plus the Keys poll was tied very closely for a long time. If there's a tie, a poll has to stay open longer. Y'know, until the tie is broken. ;) And as you would see if you checked the second poll, it only has three votes. So yes, I'd say it definitely does need to be open longer.

2011-09-22 [Nioniel]: Sammie, yes, often it does take at least a month for polls to close. We try to get as many votes as possible on the polls, and in order to do that, we have to leave them up for awhile. Sometimes another poll is being advertised, so we have to wait to advertise the next one, which is what happened here. Without advertizement, the polls don't get nearly enough votes to be closed fairly.

However, we do make sure that even though some sessions may be closed and in the voting stage for quite a while, that we always have plenty of other interesting sessions that can be submitted to. Once the polls do close, mods are very good about badging quickly and thanking the participants.

2011-09-23 [kians mummy]: Thanks for explaining that to me [SilverFire] and [Nioniel]. :)

2011-11-22 [toresimonsen]: The HauntedHouse EPRM should be over. I guess if I'm the only entry, I must have won?

2012-02-24 [kians mummy]: Current Session 32: EPRM Winter Holiday Reference
Deadline: 31st of January 2012 (Open!)

These should be closed

Current Session 33: EPRM Doll Reference
Deadline: 31st of January 2012 (Open!)

2012-10-15 [Stephen]: Why does it say the next deadline is October 26 but none of the listed contests state they close on that day? xD

Also -- can I submit to the ones that are post-dated but still say Open on them? :P

I'm pretty sure I can get pictures of windows and jewelry.

2013-03-21 [Nioniel]: New deadlines for our three current sessions!

2014-10-18 [Imperator]: OMG LEMURS!

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